Tag: chronic diseases

Eggs and Diabetes

“Eggs and Diabetes” Type 2 diabetes is becoming a world pandemic. We know the consumption of eggs is related to the development of some other chronic diseases… what about diabetes? Researchers found a stepwise increase in risk the more and more eggs people ate. Eating just a single egg a week appeared to increase the…


The Five to One Fiber Rule

“The Five to One Fiber Rule” When people think fiber, they think constipation. And it’s true, if we could get Americans just to just eat the minimum recommended daily intake of fiber containing foods we could save our country 80 billion dollars — and that’s just from the effects on constipation alone. Accumulating evidence indicates…


Best berries

“Best Berries” A plant-based diet protects against chronic oxidative stress-related diseases, but which plant foods are the best? Berries are the healthiest fruits, and this study analyzed more than a hundred different berries and berry products. Just to give a sense of scale, this is how many antioxidants are in America’s two most popular fruits:…


How Much Added Sugar Is Too Much?

“How Much Added Sugar Is Too Much?” In 1776, at the time of the American Revolution, Americans consumed about 4 pounds of sugar per person each year. By 1850, this had risen to 20 pounds, and by 1994 to 120 pounds. Now we’re closer to 160. Half of that is fructose, taking up about 10%…


Evidence-Based Nutrition

“Evidence-Based Nutrition” Randomized controlled trials are considered the gold standard of scientific evidence. Half get the active treatment, half get a sugar pill— works great for evaluating new drugs, but a concern is that evidence-based medicine has made a leap from considering randomized controlled trials to be a high standard to being the only standard….


Why You Should Care About Nutrition

“Why You Should Care About Nutrition” Does it really matter what we eat? Well, the good news is, we have tremendous power over our health destiny and longevity— the majority of premature death and disability is preventable with a healthy enough diet. It’s. . . the. . . food. Most deaths in the United States…


The Two Facts of Nutrition

With tens of thousands of nutritional articles and books available it is impossible to know which meal plan is the best meal plan. Most experts don’t even agree with each other on all of the details. Some support Vegan some support Paleo some Mediterranean. There’s even divide amongst similar supporters like just in the vegan…


How to Change Your Enterotype

“How to Change Your Enterotype” If whatever gut flora enterotype we are could play an important role in our risk of developing chronic diet-associated diseases, the next question is can we alter our gut microbiom by altering our diet? And the answer is diet can rapidly and reproducibly alter the bacteria in our gut. There’s…


Antibacterial Toothpaste: Harmful, Helpful, or Harmless?

[Music] why do dogs lick their wounds in fact they even lick our wounds leading to a question posed nearly a half century ago in the medical literature might there be some kind of healing property of dog saliva all it appears are a number of immune defense mechanisms in saliva one of which involves…


How to Boost Your Immune System with Wakame Seaweed

[Music] billions of pounds of seaweed are harvested each year the consumption of which has been linked to a lower instance of chronic diseases both physical and mental for example women who eat more seaweed during pregnancy appear to be less depressed and have less seasonal allergy symptoms but the problem with these cross-sectional correlational…